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May 20, 1993 | MARK GLADSTONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Republican freshman Assemblyman William J. (Pete) Knight, who as an Air Force pilot flew 253 missions over Vietnam, got his legislative baptism of fire Wednesday, taking flak for passing out a poem titled "I Love America" that critics argue is racist. But the 63-year-old former Palmdale mayor said he is too old to get an ulcer over the verse that mocks illegal immigrants as freeloaders driving out the "white man race." He variously described the doggerel as being interesting, clever and funny.
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September 23, 1990 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Everyone in the aeronautics community knew they had the right stuff, and now the city of Lancaster has made it official. Chuck Yeager, Jimmy Doolittle, A. Scott Crossfield, Tony LeVier and Pete Knight--pilots who achieved dizzying heights in the early days of flight testing--became the first Saturday to be honored in Lancaster's Aerospace Walk of Honor. "They're sure a different breed of cat from the rest of us," said George Root, vice mayor of Lancaster.
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